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Best films to watch on TV over Christmas from The Holiday to Spectre, La La Land and Dunkirk

There’s nothing better than curling up on the sofa in your best Christmas pjs and settling into a good movie, with all the channels putting together a great haul of films to watch every year.

This year is no different and we’ve got a whole host of old school classics, late night comedies, thrillers and feel-food family fun films on offer throughout the Christmas period.

After digging through the TV guides, we’ve pulled together the best movies on offer right up until New Year’s Eve, so pick out your favourites, grab the chocolates and kick back with big screen hits like La La Land, Dunkirk, Spectre, The Holiday, Moana and more…

22 December

BBC One is your go-to on Tuesday December 22 with Spider-Man Homecoming – the first Spider-Man movie to star Tom Holland as the super-hero airing at 7.55pm.

Collateral – starring Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx – is then up at 10.40pm.

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See Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming on BBC One on December 22 (Picture: Chuck Zlotnick/Columbia/Kobal/REX)

23 December

BBC One – Finding Nemo spin-off Finding Dory hits the box at 3.40pm.

BBC Two – Go old school and watch classic Casablanca at 2.15pm.

ITV – Knocked Up, starring Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl, is on at 10.45pm.

Channel 4 – Daddy’s Home 2, with Mark Wahlberg and Mel Gibson, is a late night watch at 10pm.

Channel 5 – Feel-good film Calendar Girls airs at 10pm.

24 December – Christmas Eve

BBC One – It’s a kid friendly line-up on Christmas Eve, with Moana at 12.55pm, Cars at 2.15pm and Paddington 2 at 4.15pm.

Channel 4 – Old school classic It’s A Wonderful Life is on at 2.35pm.

Channel 5 – All your kids’ favourites are airing, with Annie kicking things off on Channel 5 at 10.35 am, Oliver! at 12.05pm and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at 3.10pm.

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Four Weddings and a Funeral is one for all you night owls on Christmas Day

25 December – Christmas Day

BBC One – Disney movie Coco is a real family treat at 3.10pm and for all those that make it up past midnight Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie airs at 1.15am.

BBC Two – Old favourite Singing In The Rain is a perfect watch for post present opening at 11.35am, while La La Land, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, is a late watch at 10.10pm.

Channel 4 – The Italian Job is on at 3.30pm, followed by Home Alone 2 at 5.30pm and for you night owls, Four Weddings and a Funeral starts at 12.15am.

ITV2 – Don’t miss the chance to get your James Bond fix at 8pm with Spectre.

26 December – Boxing Day

BBC One – Disney film Brave is at 1.20pm, while fan favourite Grease hits screens at 5pm and war film Dunkirk, featuring a cameo from Harry Styles, airs at 9.05pm.

BBC Two – Lily James movie The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is on from 6.40pm.

ITV – Still in need of a festive watch? Then why not tune into The Holiday – starring Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jack Black and Jude Law – at 10.45pm.

Channel 4 – Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer lead the cast in Oscar-winning movie Hidden Figures at 6.40pm.

Channel 5 – Fans of The Karate Kid can rewatch at 12pm.

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The Holiday is a festive watch on ITV on Boxing Day (Picture: Rex)
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Catch Chris Pratt in Jurassic World on 27 December (Picture: Universal Pictures)

27 December

BBC One – Monsters University is up first at 1.55pm, while The Sound of Music follows at 3.45pm.

ITV – Despicable Me gets a re-run at 2.35pm, before Jurassic World at 4.40pm and Hannibal Lecter is here to scare us all in The Silence of the Lambs at 10.40pm.

Channel 4 – Catch Taron Egerton, Christopher Walken and Hugh Jackman in Eddie the Eagle at 6pm.

28 December

BBC One – Inside Out is one for all the family at 1.20pm, with The Jungle Book a good follow-up at 3pm. Tom Cruise movie Minority Report is on the bill for 10.30pm.

Channel 4 – Ewan McGregor’s Trainspotting makes for a late watch at 11pm.

Channel 5 – 2011 release The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a fun watch at 8pm.

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Frozen is a fun family watch on 29 December on BBC One (Picture: Disney)

29 December

BBC One – It’s family fun all round with The Croods at 10.30am and Frozen at 3.35pm.

ITV – Happy Feet is a rival watch at 11.05am and see Gal Gadot take on Wonder Woman later in the evening at 7.30pm.

Channel 4 – Brangelina fans, this one is for you as Mr and Mrs Smith airs at midnight.

30 December

BBC One – DreamWorks movie Trolls, starring Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick, is on at 1.50pm

ITV – If you tuned into Happy Feet, then treat yourself to the sequel Happy Feet 2 at 11.30am.

Channel 5 – Mel Gibson favourite What Women Want is on at 11am, with Patrick Swayze seeing in your evening with Dirty Dancing at 6pm and Ghost at 8pm.

31 December – New Year’s Eve

BBC One – Beauty and the Beast is a cute watch to ring in the New Year at 2.20pm.

ITV – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, starring Johnny Depp in the remake, will kick off your day at 11am, while Bond fans are in for a treat with Skyfall at 9pm.

Channel 4 – Paddington always makes for a heartwarming watch, catch that at 5.15pm before you pop open a bottle of fizz and cheers to 2021.


Credit: Original article published here.

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